Franklin Street

Franklin Street sits at the northern edge of campus and it is the most famous stretch of pavement in Chapel Hill. Many of the businesses on Franklin Street cater to students. 

Students often rush Franklin Street after a win against Duke in basketball. Chapel Hill’s Homegrown Halloween event, which at its peak attracted nearly 32,000 college students from across the state, is held on Franklin Street.

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Gizmo Brew Works is opening a location in Chapel Hill, filling a vacant space on E. Franklin Street across from Bandido's Mexican Cafe. Bryan Williams, one of Gizmo’s owners, said the Chapel Hill taproom will have 50 taps and will not have a kitchen but will sell pre-packaged foods.

Raleigh-based brewery Gizmo coming soon to Franklin Street

Gizmo Brew Works will open in the building where the Ramshead Rathskeller restaurant was formerly housed: “This space is beloved by Chapel Hill, so we’re thrilled that we’ve got someone going in there, and someone with a great reputation like Gizmo I think will be fantastic for the space.”


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Word on the Street: Voting in college

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The Dunkin' Donuts on 1509 Franklin St. on Oct. 29, 2018. This location is in the process of getting a drive thru approved. An employee said that the store has attempted multiple times since they opened but they haven't been successful.

Franklin Street Dunkin' Donuts continues to fight for drive-thru

The Dunkin' Donuts on Franklin Street continues to work toward obtaining a drive-thru permit. Town members have expressed concerns about the drive-thru line interfering with traffic flow on the street, but the owner assures that the location can handle the traffic and any other requirements needed to get the permit.